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19.06.2012

On Monday, the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee visited Fife as part of its inquiry into the Scottish Government's renewable energy targets.

Members visited BiFab, a major contractor for wind, wave and tidal projects, and the Future Skills Centre at Adam Smith College in Glenrothes, a £17.5m development bringing together engineering, construction, renewables and science with renewable energy and low-carbon technologies at its heart.

  • Graham Monaghan, Project Engineer for BiFab's Britannia Monocolumn project shows, from left, Patrick Harvie MSP, Mike MacKenzie MSP and Murdo Fraser MSP around their fabrication plant in Methil, Fife
    Visit to BiFab and Future Skills Centre

    From left, Graham Monaghan, project engineer for BiFab's Britannia Monocolumn project shows Patrick Harvie MSP, Mike MacKenzie MSP and Murdo Fraser MSP around BiFab's fabrication plant in Methil, Fife, during the Economy Energy, and Tourism Committee's fact-finding visit.

  • From left, Patrick Harvie MSP, John Robertson, managing director of BiFab, Mike MacKenzie MSP and Murdo Fraser MSP in the BiFab fabrication plant in Methil, Fife.
    Visit to BiFab and Future Skills Centre

    From left, Patrick Harvie MSP, John Robertson, managing director of BiFab, Mike MacKenzie MSP and Murdo Fraser MSP in the BiFab fabrication plant in Methil, Fife.

  • From left, Mike MacKenzie MSP, Patrick Harvie MSP, student Dougie McFarlane and Murdo Fraser MSP are pictured in Adam Smith College's welding workshop.
    Visit to BiFab and Future Skills Centre

    From left, Mike MacKenzie MSP, Patrick Harvie MSP, student Dougie McFarlane and Murdo Fraser MSP are pictured in Adam Smith College's welding workshop. 

    Dougie, aged 18, from Dunfermline, is an apprentice in renewables taken on through the ERDF COINs project.

  • From left, Mike MacKenzie MSP, Patrick Harvie MSP, Murdo Fraser MSP in Adam Smith College's machine workshop. The Members were shown the computerised machining tools in the workshop by lecturer Harry Reekie.
    Visit to BiFab and Future Skills Centre

    From left, Mike MacKenzie MSP, Patrick Harvie MSP, Murdo Fraser MSP in Adam Smith College's machine workshop.

    The Members were shown the computerised machining tools in the workshop by lecturer Harry Reekie.

  • From left, Murdo Fraser MSP and Patrick Harvie MSP in Adam Smith College's non-destructive testing x-ray workshop.  The members were shown the facilities by lecturer Peter McPherson.
    Visit to BiFab and Future Skills Centre

    From left, Murdo Fraser MSP and Patrick Harvie MSP in Adam Smith College's non-destructive testing x-ray workshop. 

    The members were shown the facilities by lecturer Peter McPherson.